Searching for a job online can feel like a full-time job — only without the steady paycheck. With so many search options available online, the process can seem daunting and overwhelming. That’s why the team at Reviews.com spent six weeks conducting an in-depth analysis of the best sites for job seekers to determine which ones have the freshest, most frequent, and most relevant postings for a more efficient job search in 2017.
4 Important Points You Should Know about Job Sites in 2017
Here are a few of the key takeaways from their research:
- The most valuable information that a job site can provide you with is the ‘metadata,’ not necessarily the job itself. Rather than considering each posting as a potential employment opportunity, think instead what the listing can tell you: who is hiring, how much they’re paying, and what they’re looking for in a candidate. From there, you can take steps to determining if you have any connections to help get a foot in the door.
- A good job site is a tool, not a crutch! Remember, a job site alone won’t get you the job, and nothing can replace good old fashioned networking! Putting yourself out there and making connections is the best way to get noticed, and ultimately hired.
- Keep your chin up! A long job search can make you feel defeated, but not giving up and maintain a positive attitude can go a long way.
- Don’t make getting the job your only goal. Use tools like Glassdoor (one of the Reviews.com top picks!) to see whether you would like actually working at the company. A good culture fit is important for long-term happiness!
Studies on hiring practices find that most employers only spend a few seconds glancing over a resume. By being proactive and using job sites to determine which companies are hiring and what they’re looking for, you can set yourself for employment success. To see which job sites the team at Reviews.com selected as their most effective, see their full study.